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Food program OK'd for kids

Clarkston Board of Education approved pilot implementation of the Blessings in a Backpack program, Feb. 14. "Families don't struggle with food Monday through Friday," said Bruce Martin, Andersonville Elementary principal, the school testing the program....more >>
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Clarkston's Got Talent

Singing, magic tricks and dancing were just a few treats from Clarkston Elementary's talent show on Feb. 11. Even Principal Dana Pennanen and the staff took to the stage, dancing to the "Cha Cha Slide....more >>
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'Souper' work

Sashabaw Middle School Junior Optimists Emma Whaley, vice president, Secretary Hannah Grindling, President C.J. Hughes, and classmates collected 210 canned and non-perishable food items during their Second Annual Souper Bowl of Caring....more >>

District's enrollment drops by 36 students

The trickle down effect of the economy might be finally catching up with Oxford Community Schools as the district reported a decrease of 36 students after the Wednesday, Feb. 9 count day....more >>

Drug bust, illnesses at OMS dance

A Valentine's dance at Oxford Middle School Feb. 18 resulted in a drug bust, reports of multiple illnesses and a rumor that someone had spiked the pop served to students. An Oakland County Sheriff's deputy was dispatched to the school after it was discovered that two students, ages 13 and 14, allegedly smuggled marijuana into the dance for seventh and eighth-graders....more >>
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Strong, Morawski win brake competition

Glory isn't always achieved on some athletic field or in a classroom or even on a stage. Sometimes glory is attained in an auto shop where greasy hands armed with wrenches and screwdrivers engage in the ultimate battle of man versus machine....more >>

District OKs $31K purchase of special needs bus

Oxford Community Schools is in the bus purchasing business. At the Board of Education meeting on Monday, Feb. 14, the board approved the purchase of a used lift bus for special needs students at the cost of $31,000....more >>
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New clinic builds basketball, social skills

The future of basketball in Oxford looks pretty bright thanks to a clinic program started by Shawn Regan. "It was a little bigger than I thought it would be," said Regan, who teaches physical education at Daniel Axford and Clear Lake elementaries A total of 38 second-grade boys and 28 girls from Daniel Axford participated in the fall and winter basketball clinics Regan established during the current school year....more >>
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Winterfest is the best!

Samme Hein scarfs down some jello....more >>
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Jammin' in their jammies!

Leonard Elementary fifth-graders showed off their musical skills last week by putting on a recorder concert for their schoolmates and parents. Dubbed a "Pajama Jam," the talented kids performed while wearing their favorite bedtime attire....more >>
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Pump up the spirit!

Oxford High School got pumped up for the annual Winterfest basketball game Friday night with a pep assembly. Wacky games, friendly competition between classes and lots of cheering were all part of the fun....more >>
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Born August 30th
1871: Ernest Rutherford, physicist who discovered and named alpha, beta and gamma radiation and was the first to achieve a man-made nuclear reaction.
1893: Huey P. Long, Louisiana politician who served as governor and U.S. senator, known as The Kingfish.
1918: Ted Williams, Hall of Fame outfielder for the Boston Red Sox, the last man to hit .400 in a season.
August 30th
in history
1721: The Peace of Nystad ends the Second Northern War between Sweden and Russia, giving Russia considerably more power in the Baltic region.
1781: The French fleet arrives in the Chesapeake Bay to aid the American Revolution.
1813: Creek Indians massacre over 500 whites at Fort Mims Alabama.
1860: The first British tramway is inaugurated at Birkenhead by an American, George Francis Train.
1861: Union General John Fremont declares martial law throughout Missouri and makes his own emancipation proclamation to free slaves in the state. President Lincoln overrules the general.